Job opportunity: OTD now accepting applications for summer 2011 analysts

OTD is now accpeting applications for full-time Business Development Analysts and IP & Licensing Analysts for Summer 2011.

See http://www.bu.edu/otd/education/internships/ for more information and instructions on how to apply.

TECC student consultants – invitation to join facebook group

If you are interested in staying up to date on TECC activities and project opportunities, please visit our website for a link to join our facebook group: http://www.bu.edu/otd/education/tecc-student-consultants/

The facebook group is open to anyone, whether or not you attended the informational meeting.

Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Consultants (TECC) information and recruitment meeting

The Technology Entrepreneurship & Commercialization Consultants (TECC) is a multidisciplinary team of students that provide pro-bono business consulting services to start-up companies, primarily serving BU spin-out and spin-in companies.

The group works closely with BU’s Technology Commercialization office (OTD) http://www.bu.edu/otd/, responsible for commercilizing BU research through start-up companies and licensing. OTD also manages the Business Incubator in the Photonics Center and the Kindle Mentoring program, which matches mentee projects with experienced entrepreneurs and executives.  Memebers of TECC will have an opportunity to work with OTD and gain access to its network of mentors and companies. TECC projects are typically semester long, but may vary in scope.

The group currently has a healthcare practice (Health-TECC) and is expanding to clean energy (Clean-TECC). For more information or if you are interested in becoming a TECC consultant, please attend our informational/recruitment meeting on Monday, 1/31 @ 5 – 6pm in SMG 220.

Please RSPV to Jon Jensen at jjensen@bu.edu.

We look forward to seeing you there.

NOTE: This is a new iteration of the planned Technology Commercialization Lab (TCL) initiative that some of you may be familiar with.  If you were interested in the TCL concept and were awaiting its launch then you should attend this meeting.

Negotiating Deals – Foresight Commercialization Webinar Series – Dec 16 @ 2pm

Commercialization Webinar Series

Foresight Science & Technology webinar series — Roadblock Removal: Avoiding Obstacles on the Road to Commercialization.

This webinar series will highlight obstacles that commonly appear, helping companies to anticipate and find paths around obstacles on the road to commercialization.  This months topic is:

Negotiating Deals
December 16, 2010
Time: 2:00 – 3:00pm US ET

REGISTER NOW. The series is free but space is limited.

Presenting: Phyl Speser, J.D., Ph.D., President and CEO Foresight Science & Technology

Contact Linda McLoughlin, Marketing Coordinator
Email: linda.mcloughlin@foresightst.com
Telephone: 401-273-4844 x18

430 Angell Street, Providence, RI 02906 USA     Tel: 401-273-4844   Fax: 401-273-4744   www.foresightst.com

Licensing Business Plan Competition

The Licensing Executives Society Foundation <http://www.lesfoundation.org/>  officially kicks off registration for its 2011 International Graduate Student Business Plan Competition on November 18th in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Students — MS/MBA/MD/JD/PhD and postdoctoral scholars — from around the world are invited to participate in this global competition which focuses on business plans that include an overview of intellectual property (IP) assets and describe how they will be managed and commercialized to achieve business goals.  Student teams receive comprehensive feedback throughout the process from IP business leaders who share valuable expertise earned in the trenches of business.  Teams will compete to win all-expenses-paid trips to the Final Round at the LES International (LESI) Annual Conference in London, England where they will attend educational sessions, network with global IP leaders, and compete for cash and in-kind prizes.

Global Entrepreneurship Week <http://www.unleashingideas.org/>  was founded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and Enterprise UK.  It is designed to inspire young people to embrace innovation and creativity and to ‘think big’ about turning their ideas into reality. From November 15-21, 2010, millions of young people around the world will join a growing movement to generate new ideas and seek better ways of doing things through tens of thousands of activities that are being planned in dozens of countries across the globe. The LES Foundation registration kick-off is one such event.

To download the 2011 Competition flyer <http://www.lesfoundation.org/competition/PDFs/2011FinalCall.pdf>  and/or to learn more about the Competition, visit www.lesfoundation.org.  If you’d like get involved, contact Competition Chair, Linda Chao at bplan@lesfoundation.org.